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Kimihiro Watanuki would be a ordinary high school boy only he has one extraordinary problem:  he is plagued by spirits.  He can not only see them, but they seem to flock to him inexplicably, often in large numbers.  Through a series of seemingly random events, Watanuki meets the mysterious Yuuko who claims to have the ability to cure him of his curse…for a price.  In exchange, Watanuki becomes an employee for the often eccentric Yuuko in her shop where nothing is ever what it seems. But wait! There’s more!

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Kaleido Star

Ever since she was young, Sora has dreamed of joining the Kaleido Stage, a world-renowned performing troupe. Traveling to America alone, Sora auditions for the cast and through a series of unexpected events, she is accepted into the group. The series follows Sora as she experiences the joys, sorrows, and hardships as she strives to be the greatest performer of all…the Kaleido Star. But wait! There’s more!

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On the outside, the Social Welfare Agency is a government sponsored corporation that exists to save lives.  However, its true purpose is to handle the government’s dirty work.  Possessing cutting edge technology, the SWA gives otherwise terminal patients a second chance by implanting them with cybernetics, but conditions them to be efficient, emotionless killing machines.

Henrietta awakens at the agency having survived the brutal slaughter of her family with no memory of her past and a new cybernetic body.  Her handler, Jose is responsible for training her to be the perfect killing machine.  As Henrietta strives to please Jose and win his affection, Jose soon learns that Henrietta isn’t as easy to control as he thought she would be.  Realizing that she and her young comrades at the agency are more than just machines, Jose must find a way to balance the needs and desires between the assassin and the adolescent girl. But wait! There’s more!

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Three years after the end of the war between the Republic and the Empire, the country is in ruins. Soldiers have become bandits, the nobility squander what little is left, and the commoners suffer from sickness, poverty and starvation. State Section III, a.k.a Pumpkin Scissors, lead by 2nd Lt. Alice Malvin struggles to maintain peace and offer what little war relief they can. On an assignment in a remote war-ravaged village, Alice and the rest of her squadron meet Oland, a large yet seemingly gentle soldier from the Anti-tank 901 platoon. However, the ATT 901 was a platoon that was only supposed to be a rumor: tales of it’s almost indestructible soldiers having sold their souls in order to keep marching on through battle were only used to scare the enemy forces. Or were they? But wait! There’s more!

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In the not-so-distant future the human race has reached a pinnacle in technology. So advanced have we become that the soul, known as a “ghost”, is the only thing that separates a human from an AI. It is the age of information where you can just plug your brain directly into the internet. Major Kusanagi Motoko and the rest of Section 9 exist to ensure that the law is upheld on the information highway and get drawn into a complex case surrounding a hacker and cyber-criminal known as the Laughing Man where not all is what it seems. But wait! There’s more!

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Air

Kunisaki Yukito is a traveling (and starving) young puppet master with a unique show.  He travels from town to town armed with his cute doll to perform his shows while searching for a winged girl his mother said he was destined to meet.  During his journey he stops by a small town for a breather where he meets a bizarre girl named Misuzu.  Taken in by Misuzu’s quirky personality and generosity, Yukito decides to stay in town for a brief period of time to make some money, but what started as a short break turns into an extended stay as he realizes that Misuzu isn’t all she appears to be. But wait! There’s more

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Katakura Kippei is a carefree high school playboy until he returns home one day to find his 5-year-old cousin, Yuzuyu waiting on his doorstep.  Abandoned by her widowed mother, Yuzuyu is left in the care of the Katakura family, and Kippei’s older sister decrees that until the day her mother returns, Kippei will be responsible for caring for his young cousin. But wait! There’s more

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